Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Events and Workshops for Adults in November

Check out what's new in November for all the ladies (and gentlemen, too)! Even if you think you are NOT crafty, that's ok! We do all the hard work...all you have to do is show up with a smile :-)! Organise a workshop with your friends for a Christmas outing or join one of our scheduled workshops below. Detailed information for the events and workshops can be found on our calendar here

Kids Workshops in November

We have lots of fun Christmasy workshops for the kids this month! Be sure to check them out on our calendar here.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Fall Fun Workshops

Wooohooo! Leaves are changing colors and falling off the trees, the first school break is almost here and before you know it, we'll be singing Christmas carols! But before we start singing Jingle Bells, we are excited to be offering a week of fun activities for kids during the first week of the fall holidays (10-12 October). Multiple workshops will be available for you and your child(ren) to attend to break up the day and do something fun and creative. 

All kids workshops will cost CHF 15.- per child which includes all materials and a small drink and snack. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Stop by or contact us at thecreativecafe111@gmail.com to register for a workshop and receive a 15% discount on any purchases made in The Creative Café on the day of the workshop. 

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Creative Workshops in September

Let's get creative in September!!!

This month is full of workshops designed to help you display your summer memories and add some color and beauty to your space! Make time for yourself this month to do something fun! We can also organise private workshops for you and your friends (Ladies Night, birthday parties.....!). Contact us for availability! 

All information for the above workshops, including description, dates and prices, can be found on our Event Calendar here, as well as on our Facebook page!

Friday, 1 September 2017

New Creative Business Partner!!!

We are soooooooooo thrilled to have found a creative partner to join our team! Laetitia, owner of MiMaMo will be starting with us as of 2 September and will bring with her her gorgeous line of baby shoes and leather goods. When asked about how she started her business, Laetitia replied the following:

Mi Ma Mo, three little sounds inspired by the first names of my children ...

A word that sounds childish, which can be pronounced in all languages, which evokes our life of travels and discoveries.

So, it is with my family troubadour that I draw my creativity, my inspiration and my daily energy ..

MiMaMo, it is my immense love for my children and my passion for shoes and beautiful materials coming together.
 I explore, I test, I play with materials, which is why the collection is evolutive and seasonal. For the well-being of small feet and for my pleasure, I only work with skins of high quality sourced in Italy.

I want you to take as much pleasure in using my creations as I had to create them.

Welcome on board, Laetitia!! 

Friday, 18 August 2017

WANTED: Creative Business Partner!

It is with sadness that we had to say goodbye to Colleen from Lux & Luella during the summer. Life has a tendency to take you on a different path sometimes and hers is now in Singapore! Thanks for the lovely time (although short) that you were with us, Colleen, and best wishes in your new adventures in Singapore! 

So now I need HELP!!!!!!!! Who wants to join me and work in an awesome, creative atmosphere doing everything you love to do???? Check out our ad above and if this sounds like something you would like to do, contact me (Julie) at thecreativecafe111@gmail.com for more details! 

J xx

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Summer is here!

So...it has been much too long since I was here! There are times when life just gets in the way and between kids, school events, appointments, and most recently trips to the doctor and Kinderspital for a broken big toe, and things fall through the cracks... Things like writing nice blog posts and keeping you informed about what's happening at The Creative Café! Does this happen to you too???

We will be closing for the summer holidays in order to recharge our batteries and spend time with our families. We'll be back open for you on Saturday, 19 August, with new stock and perhaps new people... More info to follow!

Have a lovely summer!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Spring holidays

The Creative Café will be closed from 11 April through 1 May 2017 for the spring holidays! 

We look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday, 2 May with loads of new ideas and inspiration.

The Creative Café team

Friday, 24 March 2017

Workshops in April

April is just around the corner and we have some fun workshops to get you into the spirit of Easter and spring!

Sigrun Aeschbach will be offering two Easter decoration workshops (Sa., 1 & 8 April) where you will make adorable decoupage eggs using a variety of ribbons, lace and embellishments, as well as egg decorations using real eggshells and natural products like moss, feathers and sticks. What a great way to jazz up your table on Easter Sunday! Cost: CHF 39.- including all materials and refreshments (workshop in German).

In sticking with the Easter theme, Colleen will be offering a children's workshop (ages 8-12) on Wednesday, 5 April, making orange-scented sugar scrub packaged as carrots! What a great gift for a teacher, Gotti or Grandparent! Cost: CHF 20.- including all materials (workshop in English).

Finally, on 8 April, Colleen will be offering two workshops: one for smaller children (ages 4-8) making some cute spring flower pots using pasta and one for Mom's making a painted bead necklace. Cost: CHF 20.-/30.-, respectively, including all materials (workshop in English).

More info on all the workshops can be found on our calendar here. Just scroll down to the bottom and click on the workshop you are interested in!

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Pop Up Sale with Made by Luly on April 1

We are excited to have the lovely Laura, owner of Made by Luly, with us for a pop up sale on Saturday, 1 April.

If you want a unique, special gift for a new baby, this sale is for you! Laura makes amazing creations using baby clothes, including cakes, cupcakes, eggs and more! Here's a sneak peak at some of her products.

Of course, we will also have small snacks, coffee and tea, so grab a friend and stop to check out our new spring products and the adorable gifts available from Made by Luly! 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Workshops in March

Spring is in the air and we have some amazing workshops in March to bring a smile to your face! Check out our calendar here for more information!

1. Spring Cards & Tags - March 14th (am/pm)
2. Ribbon & Button Bookmarks (Ages 9-12) - March 22nd
3. Soap, Scrub & Bathbombs - March 25th
4. Mini-Photo Album - March 27th (pm) / 28th (am)

1. Easter Bunny Flag Bunting - March 18th (am/pm)
2. Easter Egg Deko - April 1st / 8th

Spaces are limited, so stop by or send us an email SOON to register for your workshop. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

What's new in March!

We are so happy to be back after a lovely, much needed break and are looking forward to sharing new products, a new team member and a new season with you...SPRING! There may still be snow on the ground in some places, but days are getting longer, birds are singing and the sunshine draws you outdoors (when it is shows its lovely face)!

We were busy little bees over the past few weeks making some fun new products, refreshing our branding and putting together some great workshops for spring and Easter. There are new workshops for children and adults, including Easter projects, spring cards & photo books, body scrubs & bath bombs and more! You can find more information for the workshops on our workshop calendar here!

We are also excited to be taking part in the ZIWA Craft Fair and Marketplace that will be held on Wednesday, 8 March from 10:00-16:00 at the Kirchgemeindehaus Enge in Zürich. Stop by to say "Hi!" and register for a chance to win a little prize from our new products.

Here's a look at some of our new products in 2017!

Louise's Little Lady (1) - handmade buntings. Louise can make custom buntings to your specifications (size and color, with a name and so on). Louise's Little Lady on Facebook

DOYU (2) - adorable sock animals made by hand with lots of love.

Lux & Luella (4)- handmade scented soy candles and woven wall hangings made by Colleen Connolly, our new team member! See this post for more information on Colleen.

Wundertüte / Surprise bags (5 & 7) - surprise bags full of fun little bits and bobs for creative kids and adults.

Hügelwerkstatt (Sandra Ritter) (6) - new Spring inspired clipboards to keep track of all your "to do's".

J Blume Bags, Tags & More (Julie Blume) (8) - Spring and travel themed wrapping papers and boxes.

Caribaldi (3 & 9)- colorful, unique kids clothing made by Caroline Baldegger. Caribaldi's Facebook page

Sigrun Aeschbach (10) - lavender and lace pillows, adorable kitty hand warmers and more unique handmade products.

Susan Bradfield Photography (11) - notecard sets with Susan's quirky cow photographs.

PaperParty - custom party favours for baby showers, baptisms, weddings and more. Stop by to see ideas of what Tatiana can offer you! You can find more information on PaperParty's Facebook page.

Lux & Luella joins The Creative Café Team!

We are happy to welcome Colleen Connolly, owner of Lux & Luella, to our Creative Café team effective 1 March!
Lux and Luella are primarily a candle making business, however also stock a range of other products including reed diffusers, woven wall hangings and pom pom garlands.

Colleen has a keen interest in interiors and as a Mum of 3, products that she would have in her home are reflected in the items she creates under the Lux and Luella label.

You can follow Colleen on instagram here:

Sunday, 29 January 2017

New Opening Hours effective 1 February 2017


Wow, this has been a crazy start to 2017...! Due to changes in circumstances at this moment in time (eg. team and family circumstances), we will be changing our opening hours to the following until further notice.

Our new opening hours effective 1 February 2017 will be (red indicates the change) will be:

Tuesday: 9:30-12:00; 13:30-17:00
Wednesday: 9:30-12:00; closed for the afternoon*
Thursday: 9:30-12:00; 13:30-17:00
Saturday: 9:30-14:00

* We can do birthday parties on Wednesday afternoons upon request.

We are still meeting creative entrepreneurs and hope to have some news for you in the coming weeks!

Have a lovely week!

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year!!

Wow! It is hard to believe that 2016 is over and we are now into a new year!!

Do you have a word to describe what this year will be for you? Our word for this year will be "change".  Change can mean many things to many people. To us, it will entail a change in our team for 2017, which will lead to a change in products and services we offer. Change is good and helps us to focus on what it is we would like to achieve with our little shop and what our customers would like to have!

With this change, it is with sadness that we say good-bye to Nina (INDesign4U) as she has decided to pursue a different career in 2017. It was a pleasure working with her over the past year and a half and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours. In spite of her no longer working with us, we will continue to sell a limited supply of her home decor textiles.

We are looking for creative entrepreneurs to join our team. If you are interested, check out this post for more information!

We look forward to seeing you soon and hope you can sparkle and shine in 2017!